Lakeside SSC claimed three precious points with a 3-2 home defeat of Kings Arms in Division Three.
Jordan Pfendt hit two to get Lakeside on their way, though Robert Wilson and David Lindsay equalised.
Marouf Sultan, though, basked in the glory when he nodded home the winner after coming off the bench.
The Railway Club were taught a lesson at The Limes as Ashbrooke Sports Club were streets ahead in class and ran out 5-1 winners.
Clark Stead and David Dixon both hit doubles and Michael Brown hit their last. Stephen Stewart fired Railway’s goal to cap a fine display. Ross Stead shone for Ashbrooke.
Tom Smith’s table-topping Lansdowne youngsters made hard work of their 2-0 win at Mill View CIU.
Hot shot John Hope-Hindmarsh hit his customary goal and Rhys Jukes doubled their advantage. Conlin had the chance to make a game of it for Mill View, but poor finishing and good keeping from Connor Mutimer kept the shoreline down.
Penshaw CC had their easiest game of the season as they cruised to a 7-0 win over Mountain Daisy F&M Underdogs.
Peter McGhee’s treble led the way against keeper Adam Bewick, backed by Jonathan Snelling (2), Sean Williams and Liam Binks. Sam Thompson was Daisy’s top man.
Premier outfit Hylton Castle TWR proved just too strong for Hendon Athletic in the fourth round of the Hendersons Butchers League Cup.
Athletic hoped to spring a surprise and they dominated early on, but Lee Cresswell put Hylton in front late in the first half, against the run of play.
A defensive change for Hendon, due to injury, proved key as TWR soon got their second through Darren Snowball. Chris Smith and Luke Hodgson kept Hylton in the game with great saves and excellent defending.
Hylton then got the killer goal soon after the break, Tom Callaghan netting.
Bri Carter found the net when a classy penalty beat Smith, but super Kev Gordon fired Hylton’s fourth.
Carter shone for Athletic and keeper Kevin McCluskey produced some excellent saves. Dan Hodgson was TWR’s top performer.
TC Plastics continued their unbeaten run in league and cup with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Willow Pond.
Josh Farquhar went from hero to villain, being sent off after he scored a double, but it didn’t affect the home side as further goals from star man Dylan Oxberry and Leighton Stephenson made sure they were in the hat for the next round.
Willow Pond could have grabbed the win as Mark Cresswell and Neil McNulty levelled things, but they could not take advantage of the extra man. Keeper Adam McDermott starred for Pond.
Myers advanced into the fourth round after edging past Ryhope Foresters 3-2.
Mark Dugdale (2) and Liam Gill did the damage, with Dan Armstrong and Dale Spence replying. Ryan Graham shone in Myers’ goal.
Southwick produced a classy performance to outgun Martin Telfer Carpets 6-2 in the Total Sport Challenge Trophy.
Local hero Anth Ross was the talk of Southwick Green after he fired a glorious hat-trick, including the goal of the game after he found the net all from 80 yards.
Anthony Stokell and a brace from Shaun McGregor finished the home scoring, while Brent Brooke and James Knight reduced the deficit. Wayne Henderson was Carpets’ top man.
Jolly Potters’ Durham County Sunday Cup run came to an end at a strong Peterlee Helford United side, who ran out convincing 7-1 winners. Adam McQuillan grabbed Potters’ reply.